Have an Incentive-Related Project? The SITE Foundation Can Help

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SITEDid you know that every year the SITE Foundation allocates funds for a project(s) to be delivered in the following year?

The funds are disbursed to one, or spread over multiple, grant applications, based on the individual merit of the applications received and evaluated by SITE’s assessment committee.

What Kinds of Projects Qualify?

The SITE Foundation supports research, educational and advocacy projects that advance the business case for incentive travel.

These may include (but are not limited to) projects and initiatives involving:

  • Critical research
  • Trend analysis
  • Educational programming that elevates the skills of incentive travel professionals – this could include hiring a professional speaker for an event
  • Access to SITE programs for those in financial need
  • Access to sales, marketing and promotional platforms outside of the business events industry that help drive, promote or present the business case for incentive travel
  • Marketing and communications campaigns that drive, promote or present the value and transformational impact of incentive travel
  • Initiatives at local, national, regional or global levels that advance the business case for incentive travel.

Previous Recipients

South African Market Research Study by SITE South Africa (2018)

A two-part study on the value, frequency, volume and economic impact of incentive travel within South and Southern Africa.

Chapter Summit in Warsaw by SITE Poland (2017)

A summit held in Poland for 3-4 European SITE Chapters.

Spring Caribbean Incentive Workshop by SITE Florida & Caribbean (2018)

Funding a high-profile speaker for a SITE Chapter event.

How To Apply

Industry grants are available to the business events / incentive travel industry at large, but favorable weighting will be given to applications from members of SITE or from SITE Chapters in the event that the number of applications exceeds the allocated budget.

For initiatives and projects delivered in 2025, applications must be submitted by July 16, 2024.

Click here for the official application form.

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.